Our expert says:
He will not be able to control his drinking again, and should be working with AA to have a better way of handling his returning desire for booze, rather than whining to be given some. Some meds might help him to stay dry, but this should be decided in collaboration with a doctor with real expertise in such matters, perhaps someone associated with a rehab program or AA. If you encourage him to start drinking again, he will slide right back down the hill he climbed before. He should get proper expert advice and AA support
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